Sidcup regeneration goes for gold
A new block of flats geared toward commuters in Kent is to be given a ‘golden shimmer’; perhaps a reflection of the Olympic year in which it is to be built.
£20 million regeneration scheme
The Fold, situated in Sidcup, is part of a £20 million regeneration scheme which involves the demolition of an office block. It will be replaced with three connected buildings housing private accommodation, two new offices and a restaurant, whiteassociates.co.uk writes.
The residential tower will contain 98 apartments, ideal for those travelling to London due to its close proximity to Sidcup railway station – from which London Bridge, Charing Cross and Cannon Street can be reached within half an hour.
Distinctive golden shimmer
The tower itself will be constructed ‘around a fixed core with floor plate offsets’ for a stunning, if not challenging design. Developer United House has chosen to install curved exterior cladding to the building’s facade, creating a ‘distinctive golden shimmer’ reminiscent of an Olympic winner’s medal. The artist’s impression shows a mixture of different textured cladding, from plain to basket-weave, all of which will add to The Fold’s unique appearance.
Transforming Sidcup town centre
United House’s sales and marketing director, Antony Crovella, told build.co.uk that with its unusual architecture, The Fold is helping to transform Sidcup town centre.
“We have already had a huge amount of interest from first time buyers and young professionals who want to be part of this exciting new development,” he added.
Author: Elizabeth Smythe Date Written: 28 June 2012